Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Cheadle College


Cheadle College

Further Details





Course Start Date

Monday 4th March 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 1 Weeks

Course Time

17:45 - 20:45

Course Fee

£ 150.00
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Course Code


Course Overview

The objective of the Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills is to give students an introduction to Counselling Skills in preparation for further learning or training. The development of listening skills will also support learners to develop skills need in daily life and at work for example in the field of health and social care.

Course Requirements

There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding.

What you will Learn

This level 1 course will help students to develop skills needed in daily life and at work for example in the field of health and social care.


Portfolio of Assessments (No Exams).


This qualification is a small introduction to counselling and progression would be to the next level of learning Counselling Concepts Level 2.

Career Options

Completing a Level 1 Award in Counselling Concepts is typically an introductory step in the field of counselling and can serve as a foundation for further training and qualifications. While Level 1 may not qualify you for direct counselling roles, it can open doors to various related careers or further educational opportunities. Here are some career options and pathways that you can consider after completing this award:

Further Counselling Training: Many individuals who complete Level 1 go on to pursue higher levels of counselling training, such as Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 counselling courses, ultimately leading to becoming a certified or licensed counsellor.

Mental Health Support Worker: You can work as a mental health support worker, assisting individuals with mental health challenges in various settings, such as residential facilities, community organizations, or healthcare institutions.

Peer Support Worker: Become a peer support worker, providing support to individuals who have experienced similar issues or challenges. Peer support is often utilised in mental health and addiction recovery settings.

Crisis Helpline Volunteer: You can volunteer for crisis helplines or support hotlines, offering emotional support and assistance to individuals in distress.

Rehabilitation Assistant: Work in rehabilitation centres, helping individuals recover from physical or mental health conditions, offering support and guidance as they regain their independence.

Life Coach: While not the same as counselling, a foundation in counselling concepts can be beneficial for a career as a life coach, helping individuals set and achieve personal and professional goals.

Addiction Support Worker: If you complete further training, you can work as an addiction support worker, assisting individuals in overcoming substance abuse and addiction issues.

Youth Worker: Use your understanding of counselling concepts to work with young people in educational or community settings, providing guidance and support.

Social Services Assistant: Support social workers in their efforts to assist individuals and families in need, ensuring they access the resources and services they require.

Community Outreach Coordinator: Work with community organisations to develop and implement programs that address the needs of vulnerable populations, often involving counselling-like support.

Education and Training: Use your knowledge to teach counselling concepts to others, perhaps as a tutor, instructor, or educator in adult education or community college settings.

Customer Service and Conflict Resolution: The communication and interpersonal skills gained through counselling concepts can be valuable in customer service and conflict resolution roles in various industries.

Keep in mind that while Level 1 is a starting point, advancing in your education and gaining practical experience will be essential for most of these career options. You may need to pursue additional certifications or qualifications to specialise in specific areas of counselling or related fields.

Mandatory Units

Two Units Covered:
1. Understanding Counselling Skills
2. Using Counselling Skills to Help Others

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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